Manchester City can win their second major trophy of the season this weekend after clinching the Premier League in May. Manchester United has also had a solid season, finishing third in the EPL and capturing the EFL Cup. Erik ten Hag’s side finished the season strong with four wins in a row.
In Gaming Today’s breakdown of 2023 FA Cup Final odds, props, and predictions, we analyze what to expect from City, which has a chance to win the treble, and 2023 EFL Cup champ ManU.
The Manchester rivals split their two Premier League match-ups this season, with ManU winning 2-1 at home in January after losing 6-3 at Etihad Stadium in October. This year marks the first FA Cup final meeting between the Manchester rivals.
Betting Odds for Saturday’s Man City vs. ManU FA Cup Final
Here are Man City vs. ManU betting lines available on top sports betting apps.
The prices below apply to the three-way moneyline for the FA Cup final on Saturday. This bet settles after 90 minutes, and DraftKings offers the draw at +350.
Sportsbooks also offer both teams’ odds to raise the trophy, a market that includes extra time and penalties. Man City are heavily in this market, priced at -375 on FanDuel. The underdogs, ManU, are +300 at FanDuel.
SOCCER · Sat (6/3) @ 10:00 am ET
|Wembley Stadium, London, GB|
Manchester City Roster, Injuries, and Betting News
Manchester City have enjoyed one of the best seasons of the Pep Guardiola era, holding off a challenge from Arsenal to win the Premier League and cruising through to the Champions League final.
Last year’s team was dominant but failed to take home the Champions League or FA Cup. Adding Erling Haaland last summer has made an already imposing roster virtually unstoppable. In City’s biggest games against its toughest rivals, they’ve been dominant, and they don’t have any major weaknesses for opponents to exploit.
City also enter the FA Cup final with the benefit of having been able to rest their top players the last couple of weeks, as they clinched the Premier League prior to their match against Chelsea on May 21. Unless rust has accumulated since their May 17 rout of Real Madrid (the last high-stakes match they played), expect a comfortable win for Pep Guardiola’s team.
Guardiola will have all his top players available. Defender Nathan Ake missed time late in the season, but was able to play against Brentford in his team’s regular-season finale on May 28.
Manchester United Roster, Injuries, and Betting News
ManU did not contend for this year’s Premier League title, but they were the best team in England after City and Arsenal. Their third-place finish, on 75 points in 38 matches, marked a massive step forward from ’21-22, when they finished sixth with 58 points.
ManU did not boast one of the top attacks in the EPL, scoring just 58 goals. But their 43 goals allowed were tied for the third-fewest, behind only City and Newcastle.
While no one in the league was able to keep up with Guardiola & Co. from start to finish, ManU did impress against the top 4 overall, splitting their two games against both Arsenal and City. While they got a loss and a draw in their EPL battles against Newcastle, ManU were able to beat Eddie Howe’s title for the EFL Cup final.
Manchester United need incredible performances from top players Bruno Fernandes, Marcus Rashford, and Casemiro, as well as the roster as a whole, to have a shot at a win on Saturday.
It won’t help United’s chances that they’ll be without center-back Lisandro Martinez and forward Anthony Martial, with winger Antony also unlikely to play.
Manchester City vs. Manchester United Props
Below is a sampling of props for Man City vs. Man United.
Anytime Goalscorer (FanDuel):
- Erling Haaland: -165
- Julian Alvarez: +140
- Kevin De Bruyne: +240
- Marcus Rashford: +300
- Bruno Fernandes: +480
Correct Score (FanDuel):
- Man City 1-0: +700
- Man City 2-0: +700
- Man City 2-1: +650
- Man United 1-0: +2000
- Man United 2-0: +3700
- Man United 2-1: +1800
- 0-0: +1600
- 1-1: +750
Total Goal Props (DraftKings):
- Over 0.5 goals -8000, Under 0.5 goals: +1300
- Over 1.5 goals -525, Under 1.5 goals: +360
- Over 2.5 goals -155, Under 2.5 goals: +125
- Over 3.5 goals +165, Under 3.5 goals: -205
Man City vs. ManU Broadcast Info: Where to Watch
- Date/Time: Saturday, June 3, 10:00 a.m. ET
- Location: Wembley Stadium
- Watch this match on ESPN+
Man City vs. ManU Prediction: Man City 3, ManU 0
Manchester City have had some close games late in the season, but they’ve won their biggest matches with ease. It’s hard to overstate how impressive City were in the Champions League, routing RB Leipzig in the Round of 16, Bayern Munich in the quarterfinals, and Real Madrid in the semis.
The results of those match-ups make it hard to see City struggling in a match that could allow them to close in on a historic EPL, FA Cup, and Champions League treble.
Here are a few bets available at DraftKings that are worth checking out:
- Half Time/Full Time – Man City/Man City (+115)
- Parlay: Man City Win & Over 2.5 (+115)
- Man City Win to Zero (+150)